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Leach: Wake Up and Legalize Marijuana in PA

Democratic Pennsylvania State Senator Daylin Leach, of the 17th District, will be introducing legislation to legalize marijuana consumption for anyone aged over 21

Legislation to legalize marijuana in Pennsylvania has entered the State Senate.

Sen. Daylin Leach, D-17, this week proposed to introduce legislation to lift the “modern-day Prohibition” on consumption of marijuana, according to an opinion piece by Leach in the Pittsburgh-Post Gazette.

Leach’s bill would basically legalize marijuana consumption for adults aged 21 and older, without a reason for smoking it, according to the article.

Leach states in the article that the state government has wasted money on investigating and prosecuting citizens for use of drug, when said citizens have “hurt no one, damaged no property, breached no peace.”

“Their only ‘crime’ was smoking a plant which made them feel giddy,” Leach said.

To those who say marijuana is a gateway drug, Leach said research proves untrue.

“Well over 90 percent of those who use marijuana never go on to use harder drugs,” Leach said. “The percentage of people who do use hard drugs and had previously used marijuana is no higher than the percentage who had previously tried only beer.”

Read more on Leach’s statement on legalization here.

worldpeace2013 January 22, 2013 at 04:16 AM
i do not get why people need to do drugs??? like read a book seriously ... go for a walk!!! really you wanna run around all day with your eyes red and acting all slow and idiot?? ugh America!!! wake up!!! no dry mouth for me!!! now PA is going to be a stupid stoner state the filth of people we will get now! I am moving!
stoney mcpot January 22, 2013 at 08:02 AM
Dear world peace....fuck u and move...i do read on a...no pun intended...higher level than u i could very well imagine...seeing as i kill 50 chapters of awesome books each time i toke...also i do stay active and take long runs...contrary to these lazy walks u speak of and to say marijuana makes u stupid maybe tell mr albert Einstein whos theory if relativity was well thought out while inhaling the smoke of hashish, a common sub-drug deriving from the cannabis plant. slap yourself or educate...only options other than moving and when the feds legalize too maybe look for a time machine so u can live in Nazi Germany they didn't want pot legal either.
Chad king January 25, 2013 at 09:28 PM
Let the state vote on it and see what the ppl want.
vanes February 12, 2013 at 01:18 PM
Omg wake up america! Who is funding this? America wants to be num and dumb and watch their cable tv and be entertained by hollywood and kim k. Any one I know that. Uses cannabis has no motivation. Calm and cool let the world go by. The ones making the money on this deal #1 doctors to write ur rx #2 pa cause I'm sure not only taxes but a whole lot of other fees. Then ur gonna have all kinds of people going on welfare and social sercurity saying they have all these health problems and can't work and need pot. Come on r we americans this dumb u can't see the rich get rich at the poors expense. Really!
Why it? February 15, 2013 at 01:13 AM
Criminalize alcohol instead as It destroys lives, mainly the lives of those inflicted by the "illness" Of family members. Bring on the harmless plant that treats all sorts of medical issues and has no addictive qualities and makes people happy and calm. May every yard in America be sporting a plant or ten in the next year or so. It's the happy plant that makes everyone laugh and smile. Get with the program Mr. Corbett or find yourself jobless.

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